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Friday, September 02, 2011

Black Unemployment, White Unemployment, Hispanic Unemployment - Not a racial issue, an AMERICAN issue. Updated 10.24

news/information/opinion -  updated 10.24.2011

When you search the net for stories on various stories about black, white or hispanic unemployment... these are the types of returns you get.  Yes, it's tough out there...but it's an AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT issue.  Notice the difference in the search returns.
It needs to stop being a racial issue.  
Just my opinion.

 updated 10.24.2011
Black Unemployment

Declining numbers of blacks seen in math, science
The Tennessean
Patrick Semansky / Associated Press Jesse Washington | Associated Press With black unemployment reaching historic levels, banks laying off tens of thousands and law school graduates waiting tables, why aren't more African-Americans looking toward ...
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The Recession in Pink and Blue
New York Times (blog)
More than one-third of respondents reported that they or someone else in their household experienced unemployment during the previous two years. The percentage reached almost one-half for black and Hispanic respondents, and more than half for single ...
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Hampton Roads experts look at black males' jobless rate
The Virginian-Pilot
By Edith White The increase in unemployment for black males is a dire situation for the African American community and region. There is no magic formula that will quickly eradicate the problem. It will require strategic, long-term solutions that ...
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The Virginian-Pilot
Kings in counting houses, costing jobs
Sydney Morning Herald
ADS's chief executive, John Black, says the eastern suburbs was among 14 regions in Australia suffering ''recession levels'' of unemployment, namely rises of more than 1.5 percentage points for the year. Eastern Sydney was one of eight NSW areas ...
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Guest column: Blacks in Knoxville standing behind Obama
Knoxville News Sentinel
Obama, who made remarks urging Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, continues to have the support of most black Knoxvillians. His approval ratings continue to drop, unemployment continues to fall flat and a growing number of Americans are concerned ...
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Bethune-Cookman University hit with 12 employment lawsuits
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The historic black university in the heart of Daytona Beach is facing 12 employment lawsuits, more than any other local college and three times as many as any other private employer in Volusia County. Combined, they seek hundreds of thousands of ...
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White Unemployment

Iceland's president: Social media turns government into a 'sideshow'
CNN International
Iceland's unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% in the third financial quarter of this year, down from 8.5% earlier this year. The United States' unemployment rate is higher, at 9.1%, but Iceland's unemployment rate is still up compared to pre-crisis ...
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Regulator, White House To Expand Refinancing Program
Wall Street Journal
It comes after numerous Obama administration efforts to stabilize the housing market have struggled in an economy with stubbornly high unemployment. The overhaul will let borrowers refinance regardless of how far their homes have fallen in value, ...
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Self employment bug waxes strong as YouWiN! debuts
It was therefore soothing news when Ruqayyatu Ahmed-Rufai, education minister, sometime ago, urged fresh graduates not to depend on white-collar jobs after leaving school, saying government alone could not meet the challenges of unemployment in the ...
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MSNBC and Obama -- The Left Isn?t Performing Well In the Ratings
Fox News
After a hopeful victory, the first big change he brought to Washington was a $787 billion stimulus that was supposed to keep unemployment from topping 8 percent. Instead, it's done the opposite. Unemployment has never gone below that mark. ...
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Chao: One fake jobs bill defeated, three real jobs bills ratified
Austin American-Statesman
That there was no sense of surprise or outrage when the plan was defeated a few weeks later is quite remarkable, in view of America's ongoing unemployment crisis. The official unemployment report counts 14 million Americans as out of work. ...
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Biden leaves door open for a run at the White House in 2016 Joe Biden to run ...
Daily Mail
Mr Obama will stop in Nevada - which has the nation's highest unemployment rate at 13.4 per cent - for a campaign fundraiser at the Bellagio Hotel. He will then visit a poverty-stricken neighbourhood on the city's far eastern side. ...
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Axelrod: White House Splitting Up Jobs Bill
National Journal
Moody's economist Mark Zandi estimates that Obama's plan would add 2 million jobs and bring unemployment down to 8 percent in 2012. He has said the House Republicans plan is generally good for the economy in the long term, but won't do much for job ...
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Rise In Poverty, Unemployment; Decreased Income In Wisconsin
Ashland Current
The community survey shows that 9.8 percent of non-Hispanic white residents were living in poverty in 2010. By comparison, 38.5 percent of African American residents, 27.6 percent of Hispanic residents, 28.8 percent of American Indian, and 21.1 percent ...
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6 Suggestions for getting employment back on track
"New York Mayor Bloomberg started a program to hire and train young people to paint New York's roofs white. Painting the roof white can lower the electricity use by 20 percent on a hot day. It's the quickest, cheapest thing you can do. ...
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Thousands rally in Washington with Sharpton over employment
Boston Globe
Associated Press WASHINGTON - With just more than a year left in the race for the White House, campaign finance reports released yesterday offered the first major picture into the haves and the have-nots among the Republican presidential candidates. ...
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Hard-hit Obama donors still opening wallets
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The new numbers suggest GOP candidates will have to make a harder sell on the gravity of the nation's 9.1 percent unemployment rate, an issue that has bedeviled Obama throughout his term. Republicans in Congress have opposed the White House on ...
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Back on the bus: Obama hits the jobs trail
In a previous bus trip in August through Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois, Obama roadtested political messages he will use as he seeks a second White House term at a time of deep economic gloom and high unemployment next year. "It is a very positive thing ...
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Hispanic Unemployment
 Hispanics contemplate economy, immigration in deciding which party to support
Hispanic voters were a key constituency for President Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign where he won 67 percent of the vote. Times have changed since then though, and with unemployment among Hispanics surpassing 11 percent, some have become ...
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Florida Hispanics' frustration with Obama is jobs
The unemployment rate among Hispanics is 11.3 percent, more than 2 points higher than the general population. Hispanics have felt the home foreclosure crisis more than non-Hispanic whites, and 2010 census figures revealed that more Hispanic children ...
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Connecticut's Recession Tough on Young Adults
For young Hispanic and African-American adults, unemployment was 17.8 percent and 15.6 percent, respectively as of May. These young people may not have been exposed to the same educational or training opportunities as their counterparts, ...
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